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The Foreigner Norway industry walkouts near. Over 17,000 workers in several sectors could be called out on strike this week after talks broke down. Unions Fellesforbundet and Parat threaten to implement industrial action if negotiations with employers’ organisation Norsk Industri fail by midnight, Tuesday-Wednesday. Fellesforbundet broke mediation talks last Friday. 9,358 members at 102 businesses around the country will be called out on strike.

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Norway industry walkouts near

Published on Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 at 10:48 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 3rd April 2014 at 09:28.

Over 17,000 workers in several sectors could be called out on strike this week after talks broke down.



Unions Fellesforbundet and Parat threaten to implement industrial action if negotiations with employers’ organisation Norsk Industri fail by midnight, Tuesday-Wednesday.

Fellesforbundet broke mediation talks last Friday. 9,358 members at 102 businesses around the country will be called out on strike.

Some of the firms that would be affected are Aibel’s headquarters and its Hammerfest and Haugesund offices.

Aker Solutions (MMO) in Stavanger and Kristiansund and their Aker Egersund oil platform construction yard would also be hit.

Other firms potentially affected include six engineering and services company Bilfinger facilities, five belonging to oil service company IKM, and two belonging to engineering and construction company Kvaerner.

Still regarding the oil industry, Rosenberg Services and Rosenberg WorleyParsons in the Stavanger region and six Westcon facilities in Ølensvåg are on the list too.

Union Parat says their strike call, in which they are joined by YS (Confederation of Vocational Unions) union SAFE, involves 2,000 members at 25 businesses nationwide.

“We demand a real wage rate increase for our members, and participation in the decision-making process regarding pension arrangements before these can be altered in companies,” said Parat negotiations leader Kjell Morten Aune.

“We also want a collective pension fund to be created and require working hour provisions in line with those of others in the Norwegian labour market,” he added.

Some of the companies affected would be Kongsberg Maritime, Kaefer Energy – which carries out ISO certification areas tasks (insulation, scaffolding, and surface treatment) – and Siemens.

Fellesforbundet has also threatened walkouts for 5,985 of their building sector members at 92 businesses across the country if no agreement is reached by midnight on 04th-05th April.

Building contractor and property seller Kruse Smith and plumbing company Imtech Rør are among the companies that would be hit. Industrial action would be at eight and six premises, respectively.




Published on Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 at 10:48 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 3rd April 2014 at 09:28.

This post has the following tags: strikes, oil, norway.





  
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